Saturday, October 31, 2009

Yan Larson's Electric Vice

Does Yan Larson really live in Swiss?! This video sort off proves the opposite! Anyway this Swiss-based electronic artist is heavily influenced by the soft pastels and dramatic neons of Miami Vice, the atmospheric tones of Michael Mann’s Manhunter and the bombastic electro symphonies of italo disco and so forth... That's the word on the street ya'll, now check out these classic outrunner video styles!

YanLarson - Electric vice from Gammaliel on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

On a roll with On The Fruit

Hailing from France, between some wines and baggettes you can find On The Fruit Records, as your healthy alternative to a digestive portion of zoned-out house party jams. Label boss Freak You has a seriously awesome roster going, with artist such as Digitalfoxglove, Double Dragon, Worship, Stereo Heroes and many more.

We present 3 tracks from the label. One dreamy piece of work by Freak You himself, drifting off like a disco cloud into infinity... Plus a remix he did for Visitor, that awesome new pop sensation from London. Aswell as a OTF remix by Stereo Heroes they did for UnderHall, a straight up classy club banger, enough to play a good dribble pon de dancefloor!

Freak You - The Farest Love (From Nowhere EP)


Visitor - Los Feeling (Freak You Remix)


Underhall - Digithall (Stereo Heroes remix)


Support these artists and their label, find the like to their Beatport HERE.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Anoraak makes it better

In our estimation, it won't be that long until Anoraak releases a new album. This French producer, and one of the main Valerie Collective dreamers, recently released a preview on his soundcloud which we are happy to share with you. Still got his summer vibes all over it, his warm voice and easy breezy sound of cruisin by sunset. That being said, we also have a brand new mixtape from Anoraak, so enjoy!

Anoraak - Make It Better by valeriecollective

wild geek tape by anoraak

Monday, October 26, 2009

An evening with Dimes

There's always time for new talent on Playmaker, this time we present Dimes from Melbourne Australia, a new cat on the block with some amazing tunes.

We got our paws on a brand new tune of Dimes, it's a breezy track that shows a skillful and eager producer at it's best. A heartfelt tune, drifting of on a dreamwave tip... a nice follow up to his debut "Anthonio EP".

So here we go:

Dimes - Tonight

An Evening With Dimes (mixtape)

Dimes - the Anthonio EP

Saturday, October 24, 2009

ActRaiser owns the night

Fast and stylish car culture here on the information highway, speeding by is the latest ActRaiser tune! He brings us "We Own The Night" and his typical fast yet slow approach is omnipresent and shows great evolution in his tracks.

Playmaker is also highly excited about a new label which we shall soon feature extensively, yes we're talkin Rosso Corsa. A new label collective coming from the same stall, dedicated to the outrun scene out there... more news soon!

download here:

(high res version soon available through Still Muzik)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sferro's Vengeful Eyes

New material by Eric Sferro on the horizon, this talented producer and originator of Girlfriend records presents the official first Girlfriend release, and it is brilliant.

Sferro's signature dreamscape electro totally rules as we highly recommend this release of amazing atmospheric 80s styled soundtrack disco beat waves! Yeh!

download: Sferro - Vengeful Eyes (GFR001)

Find more about Sferro and his Girlfriend collective in an older Playmaker feature + it's highly recommended you follow their blog.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Deep in the valley of LozzaMaker

LozzaMaker from Spain is presenting us his 2nd EP named 'Valley'. His sound can be discribed as retro-futuristic, almost lo-fi sounding scores for the imaginary soundtrack.

This EP is totally free for grabs, and if you haven't heard LozzaMaker before, then now is the time to check out his crazy approach to music. Included in the EP is a remix by Heat from France. so go check it and find out his approach to LozzaMaker's sound stylings.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Holograms & The Misfits

Back in time with Jem! A classic 80's music-adventure series, truely girly, fashion and famous... Jem ran from 1985 to 1988 and the show is about music company owner Jerrica Benton, her singer alter-ego Jem, her band the Holograms, and their adventures.

The soundtrack is really quite amazing. We selected a few songs from The Holograms and their rival band, The Misfits.

(these files are .MOV files but are audio files)

The Holograms - Glitter and Gold
The Holograms - Only The Beginning
The Misfits - Takin it all

*edit links fixed

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Secret Fantasy by Multipac

Multipac's new song Secret Fantasy has been rocking out retro-fantastic world lately, so it only seemed logical we'd share this with the rest of the Playmaker universe. Their trademark dreamscape sound... dare we say it... "dreamwave" sound, is omni-present as usual, floating you back in time while drifting somewhere in space.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dethklok Dethalbum II = kick ass

Dethklok, the fictional death metal band from the Adult Swim cartoon series Metalocalypse, is back with their second album of mayhem, following up their Dethalbum from 2007.

Naturally, Dethklok has a new video and it simply rules!

This is the openings track of the new album:




been investigating in the "demo scene" for quite some time now, this song totally rocks my socks off. It's trippy-chippy dance character makes it unable to sit still and is uplifting as fuck! Holy shiiiit! I'm trippin'... SPACEBALLS - 1992 styles!

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the demoscene:

The demoscene is a computer art subculture that specializes in producing demos, which are non-interactive audio-visual presentations that run in real-time on a computer. The main goal of a demo is to show off programming, artistic, and musical skills. The demoscene first appeared during the 8-bit era on computers such as the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC, and came to prominence during the rise of the 16/32-bit home computers (the Amiga and the Atari ST). In the early years, demos had a strong connection with software cracking. When a cracked program was started, the cracker or his team would take credit with a graphical introduction called a "crack intro" (shortened cracktro). Later, the making of intros and standalone demos evolved into a new subculture independent of the software (piracy) scene.

read more here.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Discoballistic will dazzle you

As secretive as Discoballistic might be, not many to none of you knew about the unexpected live show Disco played in Boston last September. We got an exclusive 8 minute live piece of Discoballistic's dreamscape electro, which sounds like a revived Miami Vice cokedealer trying to stay fly 'till death!

But wait, there's more! Following are a few unreleased remixes by Discoballistic.

First up we have the Visitor remix from their debut hit single "Los feeling". So far we seen great remixes by Bit Funk, Digitalfoxglove, Fear Of Tigers, and many more..., but this one hasn't seen the light of day yet. So, why don't you find out for yourself and hear the twist Discoballistic has givin to this awesome tune.

Last but not least is a total night rider. A remix Discoballistic has done for the Flashmen from NY/Chicago, from their single "As The Night Rolls On". This track takes it awfully easy breezy and kinda explodes into some killer guitarisc roadrage!

That's right! Now all there is left to do, is following Discoballitic on Twitter:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

He's got Spinna for a face!?!

On our recent visit to the lovely city of Portland, we ran into some local street-beat culture down Alberta street. Basicly every thursday there is a street fair of people showcasing, selling, hustling, cookin, drinkin,... all in good spirits!

So, upon walking down Alberta we ran into a set of Spinnaface, a 'masked' dj/entity entaining the block week in and out. He had the whole block dancin and celebrating while performing some amazing vocoder electro-house while wearing a 'spinna' for a face!

Check out "On The Floor" from his album "Feel The Shine"

and here's Spinnaface throwin it down, big rim styles!

Spinnaface Promo Video from Spinna Face on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

30 years of Gundam with AWK

After his 2008 release of Japan Covers, Andrew W.K. is back with yet another brand new Japanese release! This time it's an entire album of Gundam Covers. Needles to say it's a brilliant remake and shows, yet again, the great marriage between the AWK sound and his interpretations of Japanese culture.

This release marks the celebration of 30 years of Gundam and is a great way of reviving those original anime cartoons and it's soundtrack. This album is making the songs even more powerful, translating them to English and rocking out like the very best!

You can order the album through paypal, straight in JAPAN as it's only been released there. But this is the internet, the medium, so go grab it right HERE

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fear Of Tigers and the Sound of Arrows fly into the clouds

After what seems like a relativly long time, Playmaker is back on the right side of the tracks, bringing you a new video by the ever amazing The Sound Of Arrows from Sweden!

To be more specific: We're just blown away by the awesome remix the mighty Fear Of Tigers of London did for this track and we're happy to share this fluffy cloud of pop electro dream waves, with you!

Check out this 12" release on Neon Gold Records

The Sound of Arrows, "Into The Clouds" (Fear of Tigers Remix) from Neon Gold Records on Vimeo.

ps. if you want the mp3 go look for it on Discodust.